- YouTube has resumed ads on controversial star Logan Paul’s videos.
- YouTube had suspended ads after Paul uploaded a video of him tasering dead rats.
- Paul is still on a 90-day probation period, in which his videos cannot appear among the top trending videos on the website. He also can’t receive Google Preferred ads.
YouTube is allowing ads on Logan Paul’s videos once again, but the controversial YouTube star is still on a 90-day probation period.
YouTube had suspended ads from Paul’s videos earlier this month after he uploaded a video of himself tasering dead rats. The video was met with widespread online criticism.
YouTube has lifted the suspension, but, according to Polygon, Paul isn’t off the hook quite yet. Polygon reports that Paul is still on a 90-day probation period. While in this period, he can’t receive premium Google Preferred ads and his videos will not appear among YouTube’s top trending videos.
The tasering video wasn’t the only controversy in Paul’s recent past. In January, Paul posted a video of him and friends discovering a body in Japan’s “suicide forest.”
Earlier this month, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki explained why Paul hadn’t been banned from the platform entirely.
“When someone violates our policies three times, we terminate. We terminate accounts all the time,” Wojcicki said at the Recode Media conference. “He hasn’t done anything that would cause those three strikes.”
Paul hasn’t let the slap on the wrist from YouTube stop him from creating content that pushes the envelope. Paul is currently arranging a boxing match with another YouTube star, KSI. The two plan to fight each other in a livestreamed match, and Paul has suggested that his younger brother Jake should fight KSI’s brother, as well.
Despite Paul’s controversies and probation, the star still has nearly 17 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.
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